Butler Snow attorney Amy Pepke was recently mentioned in an article from Courtroom View Network presenting their top 10 most impressive defense verdicts.
The following is an excerpt from the article:
#4 – Snowden v. Ethicon (Dallas, TX)
Texas jury sides with Johnson & Johnson in $28M+ pelvic mesh product liability trial
Defense attorneys: Kathleen Gallagher – Rodman & Rodman LLC, Victor Vital – Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Christopher Cowan, Amy Pepke – Butler Snow LLP, Diane Shaw – Shaw & Associates PC
Why it made the list:
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit secured a defense verdict last December in Texas state court following a trial over allegations that a supposedly defective pelvic mesh implant caused a woman’s chronic pain and other injuries.
The trial was among the first to include both product liability claims against a mesh manufacturer and malpractice claims against an implanting surgeon, but the physician defendant in the case obtained a directed verdict in her favor prior to the jury beginning deliberations.
Attorneys for plaintiff Jennifer Snowden sought more than $28 million in compensation for injuries they claim she sustained after receiving the “TVT Abbrevo” mesh implant, which they argued included the chemical polypropylene that Ethicon supposedly knew could cause a harmful human tissue reaction.
However Ethicon maintained the use of the TVT Abbrevo was consistent with the standard of care to treat Snowden’s stress urinary incontinence, and that the device has safely and effectively helped thousands of other women without complications.
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